Just received the AH 1005 today in the mail, alongside a vast selection of other Pu’s from PuerhShop. I decided to use my gaiwan for some gongfu, since my only yixing at the moment is reserved for Raw puerh.
Ok, well this ripe pu had a great aroma to begin with. Had that Duiwei (pond/fishy smell) that I seek for in puerh. After rinsing the leaves I began steeping the pu starting at about 10 secs and adding 5 for every succeeding infusion. The liquor started out a dark, opaque brown and the aroma enthralled me. I must say, I was rather disappointed in the flavor though. Not as strong as I originally anticipated. I did a few more infusions before I finally began tasting those bolder flavors that I love so much. After the 11th infusion though I knew that it was pretty much done.
Don’t recommend this tea if you like stronger Puerh. Great for the price, though.